- December 13, 2011
CIOs are turning to application portals to meet mobile needs while protecting corporate IT policies.
- December 08, 2011
Enterprise apps are carrying millions of dollars in technical debt, one study says. CIOs need to zero in on the mistakes that could level their companies.
- December 07, 2011
Opinions about the top trends for the coming year are starting to trickle into my inbox. Most of these "Outlook 2012" predictions are about the certainty of economic uncertainty. I know, however, ...
- December 06, 2011
About a year ago I moderated a panel on cloud computing services adoption in health care. A quick poll of the audience indicated that security was the No. 1 reason why their organizations were not ...
- December 05, 2011
Each week, we mine the Web for the jewels of knowledge that appeal to CIOs. This week, we're looking at the trend of using the Kindle Fire in business, what compels women to quit their IT teams and ...
Sponsored by Citrix - End-user computing (EUC), meaning technology solutions for employees and workers, is undergoing far-reaching changes. Trends that started before the pandemic accelerated by an order of magnitude when lockdowns began. In this article, TechTarget interviews ESG Senior Analyst Mark Bowker. See More
Sponsored by Dell Technologies - We are in a multicloud world by default, and this presents challenges in controlling the complexity that can result across multicloud, on-premises and edge environments. Microsoft is addressing these complexities increasingly through Microsoft Azure-based solutions that simplify governance and management to deliver a consistent management platform. See More
Sponsored by HPE - Auckland Transport is responsible for keeping the New Zealand city’s citizens and visitors moving safely on roads and in public places. Among other resources, AT collects data from the edge across a closed-circuit television (CCTV) network of more than 3,500 cameras. See More
Sponsored by Microsoft - With the shift to remote work caused by COVID-19, Security Operations Centers (SOCs) are under more pressure than ever, particularly with many SOC workers also working from home. Today’s reality is that SOCs have to embrace a new way of working in order to keep their analysts and admins effective and to ensure that morale doesn’t collapse under the weight of too much work and pressure. See More
- December 02, 2011
It's every CIO's worst nightmare -- that panicked call when you least expect it, delivering the worst possible news: "The firewall has been breached." We know that you do everything possible to ...
- November 30, 2011
The wave of optimism that began with advancements in smartphones and tablets that could enable a new generation of bring-your-own-device employees has been taking some strange zigzags of late. The ...
- November 22, 2011
We all know those amazing IT leaders who make a difference in our companies day in and day out but often go unrecognized by the IT world at large. Not everyone can pull a Steve Jobs or a Bill ...
- November 21, 2011
Each week, we scour the Web to track down interesting news pieces and commentary to help you maximize your surfing potential and information consumption. This week, we've got analysis of the Kindle ...
- November 16, 2011
Social business process management, or social BPM, promises to address the age-old problem of having a small group of business analysts or technicians create business processes, only to get ...
- November 14, 2011
Each week we scour the Web and bring you the freshest scoop from around the blogosphere. This week, we're serving up tasty helpings of corporate Twitter intellectual property questions, IT ...
- November 08, 2011
We're always trying to consider what's on the minds of CIOs today. We write tips and news articles about it. We interview CIOs and profile them. But much of that commentary happens in a controlled ...
- November 07, 2011
You got an extra hour this week, so why does it seem like you're still crushed by the weight of your to-do list? We're here to help. We've got an executive summary of the blogosphere's greatest ...
- November 01, 2011
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard -- PCI DSS -- has been around for a few years and has seemingly done a good job of keeping credit card data safe. No, it's not a binding regulation, ...
- October 31, 2011
What happened in the IT world last week? Here's the scoop on what you might have missed, including how IBM set an example for strategic leadership, Hewlett-Packard Co.'s recent decision and cloud ...
- October 25, 2011
Full disclosure: I've been an iPhone user since 2008 and I just bought my second iPad. So, I'm not bashing Apple products, and I'm not bashing iPhone users or users of Apple products in general. ...
- October 20, 2011
Creative destruction. I've heard that term a lot this year, although it's hardly a new concept. From what's happening with the Occupy Wall Street madness to the pressure to innovate in the IT ...
- October 17, 2011
Here's what you may have missed last week while you were standing in line to get your new iPhone 4S or waiting for your email during the cataclysmic BlackBerry outage: • As anyone with a ...
- October 11, 2011
There have been many timelines, retrospectives and other examinations of Apple founder Steve Jobs' career, aka the Steve Jobs Way, and it would be a waste if we don't learn lessons from him about ...
- October 10, 2011
It's been a busy week around the Web, and chances are you missed some things. Between the news of the iPhone 4S and Steve Jobs' death, it seems like the Web was absolutely sticky with Apple juice ...
- October 07, 2011
I've been thinking a lot about the nontangible things that drive employee perceptions of a company and how they connect to job satisfaction. For instance, I have a friend who stayed at a ...
- October 04, 2011
I recently asked one of my sons for passwords to his online accounts, for gaming, email, etc. Not because I'm nosy but because I'm trying to be a responsible parent and home IT administrator, and ...
- October 03, 2011
Things getting hectic as you enter Q4? It seems like no matter what you do, you still just keep feeling like you're two steps behind. We know how it feels, and we're here to make it better. We've ...
- September 29, 2011
To the surprise of absolutely no one, Amazon has announced the newest player in tablet devices, the Kindle Fire. The most amazing thing about the Amazon tablet PC isn't its screen resolution, the ...
- September 27, 2011
General Electric Co. turned to Agile practices to revamp software development in its Energy division. Now Agile is making its way across the company.
- September 27, 2011
When asked, "Are you better off than you were three years ago?" most IT organizations answer in the affirmative. IT budgets, hiring and salaries are on the rise at the majority of companies, ...
- September 26, 2011
Fall has fallen, and that sound you hear is the end of the year starting to whirr out of control. Stay on top of the latest blogerati posts with our handy little smorgasbord of IT-centric tidbits. ...
- September 21, 2011
One in five of the companies responding to a Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) survey of cloud trends said they are moving some or all of their outsourced cloud systems back ...
- September 19, 2011
Twiddling your thumbs waiting for the iPad 3 launch? We've got scoop on the hottest tidbits from around the Web, including a bit of a sticky situation for Google and the creepy potential of big ...
- September 13, 2011
So Google is discontinuing Google Desktop, along with a bunch of other "apps" that the search giant released over the past seven years. No huge loss. I use Windows XP, at work and therefore still ...
- September 12, 2011
You might not be ready to say goodbye to summer, but it's definitely fiscal year crunch time. If you're like most CIOs, you're already feeling the pressure and are buckling down to do some serious ...
- September 06, 2011
Facebook surpassed 750 million users this summer. That's a heck of a lot of people, but not really news. What is news is the movement afoot banning Facebook from users. Many companies are still ...
- August 30, 2011
Rooftop solar panels are finally turning on a light bulb over some business leaders' heads. A big office park in my town is putting up solar panels on the roofs of two parking garages on its ...
- August 23, 2011
Everyone is in the middle of IT business transformation these days. You could call it re-engineering the corporation, downsizing, rightsizing or just plain old cost-cutting, however. ...
- August 22, 2011
It's been a busy week in tech, with the demise of WebOS on everyone's lips and the inevitable budget crunch as we prepare for 2012. Never fear: We've scoured the Web so you don't have to! Here's a ...
- August 16, 2011
It's been a busy week in tech. Google's acquisition of Motorola has everyone wondering how it will affect their mobile workforce. Here's a tasting menu of the choicest bits around the Web, ...
- August 10, 2011
When it comes to virtualization licensing terms, what is it going to take for some independent software vendors (ISVs) to stop dragging their feet? When I asked IT executives at the recent Gartner ...
- August 08, 2011
Every week, we scour the wealth of information on the blog circuit and give you the finer talking points to help you score erudite points around the Twitter water cooler. Here's the latest sampling ...
- August 04, 2011
In our SearchCIO.com tip sheet this week on outsourcing strategies for emerging tech, outsourcing adviser Andy Sealock explains how contracting for new technology is different from procuring ...
- August 03, 2011
There was an interesting side conversation during the Q&A portion of a session on enterprise mobility at last week's Gartner Catalyst Conference. Someone asked the panel what they thought about ...
- August 02, 2011
In my spare time I run a little PC service repair business, mostly for friends and family. It's mostly cleaning computer viruses, installing wireless networks and sometimes building gaming systems. ...
- July 29, 2011
How are you feeling today? Lonely? Upset? Vaguely withdrawn from society? If so, quick -- check your Twitter stream on your smartphone. Better now? We've all heard BlackBerry jokingly referred to ...
- July 26, 2011
I found it amusing/disturbing during the NFL player lockout that players were worried about making ends meet. Many players should certainly learn new job skills for when their playing days end, but ...
- July 25, 2011
Massive heat waves in the South and Midwest have us scurrying for the cool, comforting glow of our monitors in the delicious air conditioning, so we've been scouring the Web and have found some ...
- July 22, 2011
There are a few annual events I adore even though I'll never ever go to any of them: Burning Man, SXSW, TED, and this time of year, Comic-Con. When you're hyper-focused on IT innovation, you ...
- July 18, 2011
Were you on vacation and unplugged last week? While you're planning your shopping list for the week, you might want to add an iPad Bluetooth keyboard and a 20-foot touch-screen wall. Here's what ...
- July 12, 2011
What does a chief information officer have in common with Kevin Bacon? Mathematics. The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Game has been around for a while. It proves that all of us are more intertwined ...
- July 12, 2011
The IT organization of the future is shifting to become not only a business but also a part of an integrated business services organization.
- July 11, 2011
The world is a busy place, and last week was no exception. We saw the last public launch of NASA's shuttle program, witnessed tremendous buzz in the wide scramble for adoption of Google's social ...
- July 08, 2011
Facebook and Google have been at war for years. They want your eyes on their sites, and they'll do anything toward that goal. You've undoubtedly heard about the potential new heir to the Facebook ...
- July 07, 2011
No matter the topic at hand, lately my conversations with CIOs turn to Big Data -- or, to use my editor's preferred term, large data sets. CIOs have Big Data on the brain -- and for good reason. ...
- July 05, 2011
The LulzSec hacker group recently announced it was backing off its spree of network break-ins -- but only after making off with gigabytes of sensitive documents from large private- and ...
- June 30, 2011
While you're debating whether to develop native mobile business apps, use HTML5 for mobile or take a hybrid approach using PhoneGap, one enterprise IT exec highly recommends asking for an ...
- June 30, 2011
One of the great things about social media platforms is that they break down barriers, allowing easy, sometimes effortless communication among people. Given that we are social animals, social media ...
- June 28, 2011
My first thought when I heard that Google Health is shutting down is, "what's the Geek Doctor going to do?" My second thought was shock. Dr. John Halamka, aka the "Geek Doctor," has been one of ...
- June 24, 2011
No bones about it: Dropbox security just took a huge dive in user confidence. This past Sunday, Dropbox user accounts -- all of them -- were open and accessible to the world, no password required. ...
- June 23, 2011
You have to admire Kevin Jones, NASA's social media organizational strategist. He stood up at this week's Enterprise 2.0 show in Boston and laid bare his social media project failures. Jones was ...
- June 20, 2011
Now that summer is officially here, you've undoubtedly been busy covering for vacationing co-workers or trying to squeeze a few hours of R&R in for yourself. Here's a quick rundown of the best ...
- June 16, 2011
When I covered Microsoft, I appreciated the grass-roots SharePoint efforts across businesses small and large. Unsatisfied with the capabilities of a given collaboration tool, knowledge workers ...
- June 16, 2011
The question to Warren Ritchie, CIO at the Volkswagen Group of America, was pretty standard: What was the biggest surprise he faced when he came into the IT world? Ritchie was speaking at the ...
- June 16, 2011
I'm not sure about you, but my first impression of government's use of technology is that they are still working off VAX computers and dumb terminals. But, really, it's quite the contrary. Here are ...
- June 13, 2011
We've scoured the Web and compiled a crib sheet for the best and most interesting tidbits from around the IT blogosphere last week, including using TrueCrypt and Dropbox for data encryption, the ...
- June 07, 2011
Discover Card has made a celebrity out of "Peggy," but despite the credit card provider's efforts to humorously discredit outsourcing services in former Soviet Bloc countries, Ukraine is seeing ...
- June 06, 2011
While you were putting out fires in your computer room, we were scouring the Web looking for tasty bits for you to peruse. From ensuring virtual security to the workforce of tomorrow, check out ...
- June 03, 2011
You couldn't go far at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium held recently in Cambridge, Mass., without hearing about the workforce of the future and how the CIO will help develop what some people are ...
- May 31, 2011
Apple recently announced that it has approved its 500,000th app for the iTunes App Store. IBM Lotus developers say, "Call us when you get to 10 million." That's how many enterprise applications are ...
- May 30, 2011
We've scoured the Web and compiled a crib sheet for the best and most interesting tidbits from around the IT blogosphere last week, including thoughts on the release date of Windows 8, the risks to ...
- May 26, 2011
It was customary during the Bill Gates era at Microsoft to surreptitiously dis the previous version of Windows when the next generation came out. "It's the best Windows operating system we've ever ...
- May 24, 2011
It's one of those things that looks fantastic on paper: Introduce your cloud service to the consumer market by packaging it with a super-cheap, eagerly anticipated superstar's new album. Amazon did ...
- May 17, 2011
I attended the "last" Comdex show -- the last great one, that is -- in the year 2000, right before 9/11 and the dot-com bust turned it into a shell of its former self, along with a lot of other ...
- May 13, 2011
This week at Interop Las Vegas, I met Dusan Vitek, vice president of worldwide marketing at Kerio Technologies Inc., who said, "I feel guilty whenever I send an email with an attachment." I ...
- May 10, 2011
Back in the day, the must-have feature for technology products was "Internet-enabled." (Remember when Windows became Internet-enabled? It meant sticking the browser in.) It got kind of sickening to ...
- May 03, 2011
My colleagues and I in the CIO/IT Strategy Media Group have spent much of the first half of 2011 talking with CIOs about innovation. So much time that I think I might go crazy asking another ...
- April 28, 2011
Another week, another major hack. It seems these things go in cycles. There was a major breach at email provider Epsilon earlier this month. But the recent attack on the PlayStation Network is ...
- April 22, 2011
Don't be surprised if NASA's Nebula cloud becomes the model -- and maybe the mother -- of cloud infrastructure in the U.S. NASA is embarking on an ambitious plan to overhaul its existing data ...
- April 21, 2011
When I read the news that Wal-Mart is buying a small software company specializing in social networking, thoughts swirled. How they swirled! Kosmix upsets the Wal-Mart cosmos. All that stuff about ...
- April 19, 2011
The news last week that Cisco killed the Flip mini-camcorder -- or, as Cisco put it, restructured its consumer products division -- is full of surprises. First, I have to admit, even as a Cisco ...
- April 15, 2011
Green IT practices are a no-brainer, but is your company's effort thwarting your IT strategy? Your connectivity problems may be inside your walls.
- April 14, 2011
Only a science fiction writer might have imagined that consumer technologies like smartphones -- coupled with a cloud computing service like Facebook -- would be dissidents' weapons of choice in ...
- April 13, 2011
I'll make this short because God knows you've read enough about cloud computing and its software variation, SaaS. This concerns the cloud and custom apps, in particular the proprietary apps and IT ...
- April 12, 2011
My wife and I started getting the emails April 4. Best Buy. Our bank. Other e-commerce sites we had shopped. The impact of the Epsilon security breach was far and wide. My first thought was that at ...
- April 08, 2011
Why buy when you can rent? It's the new credo among savvy spenders everywhere -- IT shops included. More and more companies are renting space on a cloud (Infrastructure as a Service) or paying for ...
- April 08, 2011
The first "mobile computing device" that I used was a 30-pound IBM "luggable" PC. It cost more than $4,000 and boasted the Intel 8088 microprocessor running at a blazing 4.77 MHz and ran off of two ...
- April 07, 2011
Are you lacking in CIO leadership skills, or do you lack CIO leadership qualities because the business has boxed you in, pigeonholed you as the IT guy? The question came up at a private dinner for ...
- April 05, 2011
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and Mozilla Firefox 4 dropped within a week of each other, and now that the dust has settled, Internet users are finding that there are pieces of their daily lives ...
- April 01, 2011
Whether your IT organization is thinking about becoming lean or using cloudsourcing techniques, it all boils down to customer input. After all, they're the ones on the front line, with the best ...
- March 29, 2011
What are we talking about when we are talking about IT innovation? The answers are as varied as there are people to answer the question. And the answers rarely have much to do with technology, ...
- March 29, 2011
IT innovation is what happens when there's no money for new equipment but plenty of fresh ideas emanating from all parts of the business.
- March 24, 2011
This week marks Twitter's fifth birthday. It's a precocious 5-year-old, in that it has done in half a decade what most companies need 20 years to accomplish: become an integral part of our everyday ...
- March 22, 2011
CIOs are looking for ways to say yes to the iPad in the enterprise, despite the technological and cultural challenges associated with new mobile devices.
- March 21, 2011
Last week, SearchCIO-Midmarket.com Site Editor Wendy Schuchart did a nice job showing the upside of Twitter for business. "Social media presented an easy opportunity [for P.F. Chang's] to make the ...
- March 11, 2011
Tuesday was International Women's Day. The United Nations' theme for 2011: "Equal access to education, training and science and technology." Last week at the FusionCIO conference in Madison, Wis., ...
- March 11, 2011
IT innovation: It's the buzzword of the year. But what does it actually mean? According to Dictionary.com, to innovate means to introduce something new or to make changes in anything established. ...
- March 08, 2011
I am a fan of the Science Channel shows "Factory Made" and "How It's Made." I find it fascinating how automated factories can do everything from build light bulbs and create fireproof suits or ...
- March 04, 2011
Some IT departments are aggressively adopting "cloud-first" strategies for new deployments. Instead of buying new servers, they're looking at Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS); rather than ...
- March 01, 2011
The Internet shutdown in Eqypt last month raised questions regarding whether the U.S. would be able to do the same with a so-called Internet kill switch bill. This is not the first time such a bill ...
- February 24, 2011
Desktop virtualization gives the business peace of mind. That was the bottom line when I asked Todd Bruni, director of client services for Christus Health, about the benefits of building a virtual ...
- February 22, 2011
You have been reading a lot about cloud computing on SearchCIO.com and SearchCIO-Midmarket.com lately. With good reason: The cloud is the latest game-changer in corporate IT. Sure, there's ...
- February 18, 2011
The IT department is moving at the speed of light. Performance monitoring tools enable IT managers to ferret out and fix network problems in seconds, tasks that previously would have taken days or ...
- February 10, 2011
It's a sign of how dependent our lives have become on the Internet, or more accurately, of "being connected." News of Egypt cutting off Internet and cellular service for five days this week shocked ...